Each year, the holiday season begins with the celebration of Halloween. Celebrations of Halloween include parties or trick-or-treat events.
During last year’s Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign, a total of 696 drivers were charged with driving while impaired (DWI) in North Carolina.
This year alone, 353 people have been fatally injured in alcohol-related crashes in North Carolina.
This year’s Halloween Booze It & Lose It Campaign began on Monday, October 23, 2023, and it will run through Halloween, October 31, 2023.
Law enforcement agencies statewide will be increasing their presence and be on the lookout for impaired drivers.
With more people being out and about by foot who are likely excited, or distracted by decorations, or whose vision is compromised by masks or makeup, and people getting behind the wheel after a couple of drinks, the risks of accidents resulting in serious personal injuries or even death is especially high during Halloween.
Please celebrate wisely, and if you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, utilized designated drivers, call a cab, or Uber, or Lyft – be safe yourself and keep others safe, and do not let a joyous time turn tragic due to a poor choice.
However, if you or someone you know receive a traffic ticket or any other criminal charge in New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick Counties, or if you or someone you know get seriously injured in an accident at which they were not at fault, call Collins Law Firm at 910-793-9000 for a confidential consultation about what we can do to help you.
By Jana H. Collins